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SOAR receives $250,000 grant to grow remote work in Eastern Kentucky

Published: Sep. 16, 2021 at 6:00 PM EDT
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PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - There is a future for remote work in Eastern Kentucky according to some officials.

To make that future a reality, Congressman Hal Rogers announced a $250,000 dollar to the organization Shaping Our Appalachian Region, Inc. (SOAR) on behalf of the Appalachian Regional Commission.

The grant will be spent connecting organizations with high-paying remote jobs to Eastern Kentuckians in need of work.

“It’s a new opportunity for people in the hills of Kentucky,” said Congressman Rogers. “Being somewhat removed from economic activity, this gives us a chance to work for big corporations based in Canada or wherever.”

In addition to connecting people to employers, SOAR will work to market Eastern Kentucky as a destination for remote workers.

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